Wellesley L. Wilson is the director of admissions and financial aid at Lakeside School in Seattle, Washington, where she oversees all things admission, enrollment, and aid related. Prior to Lakeside, Wellesley served as the director of admissions and financial aid at Harpeth Hall (TN) and director of upper school admission at Maret School (D.C.). In the 15 years she has worked in independent school admissions and enrollment, Wellesley has found an interest in examining school culture, structures, and systems and how they impact strategic, mission-aligned, and DEI-informed institutional planning. Beyond admissions, Wellesley is an Upper School academic advisor and serves as a mentor to other admission professionals. Wellesley participated in ADI in 2017 and looks forward to connecting with and supporting new directors in their work.
Wellesley has a B.A. from Bowdoin College (ME) and an M.A. from Georgetown University (D.C.).